Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1561 ~1626)

Note

  • Bacon separated religion and philosophy.
    • The doctrines of religion could not be proved by philosophical thinking. Any attempt is a waste of time and energy.

Induction

  • Set up the standard of scientific inquiry (induction)
    • Induction is a way to obtain knowledge of the universe
    • By studying likeness and differences among things, we can discover laws, causes, and forms (universals).
  • Empiricism: All knowledge is derived from sense experience, observation, and experimentation

 

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